Saturday, July 27, 2019

Molly Johnson Performs Two Dance Pop Ups in Cape Breton

photo credit: Marlowe Porter
With two free performances in our ongoing Pop Up Series, Molly Johnson adds her passion for movement to the continued celebrations of the NSTT’s 75th Anniversary.

Wednesday, July 31, 2:00 p.m.

James McConnell 
Memorial Library
50 Falmouth Street, Sydney

Friday, August 2, 
5:00 p.m.
Baddeck Public Library
520 Chebucto Street, Baddeck

“I don't even remember there being a moment where I said: "I'm going to be a dancer" - it was just what I knew I would be and my parents championed that choice, despite money being tight, despite there being no arts programs at my school or training within my community. When I started to dream big and travel beyond the borders of the island, the Talent Trust helped my parents get me there.” 

Thank you to the CB Regional Library especially Chris Thomson and staff in Sydney and Kate Oland and staff in Baddeck for hosting the events.

Molly Johnson Biography

Born and raised in Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Molly Johnson creates body-based performance projects and texts that investigate connection through the universal and familiar on themes of how to be. Molly has had residencies at Toronto Dance Theatre, Lake Studios and Schillerpromenade 37 (Berlin), presented her work at hub14 (Toronto) and Kinetic Studio (Halifax), and curated League of Explorers, a series of travel photo slide nights in residence at hub14. A Dora-Award winning dance artist, Molly has interpreted the work of such brilliant women as Nova Bhattacharya, Susie Burpee, Tina Fushell, Sharon Moore, Sabina Perry, Julia Sasso, and Heidi Strauss. She has spent a decade of summers performing in public spaces with Dusk Dances and was a key collaborator with Marie France Forcier/Forcier Stage Works from 2007 to 2016. Based in Toronto, Molly has also danced for Montréal’s Le Carré des Lombes, performing the work of Danièle Desnoyers across Canada and internationally on an ongoing basis since 2010. A 2013 Finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Molly travels by herself often and is a freelance writer in the space between. 

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In 2019, the Talent Trust is celebrating its 75th  anniversary featuring former scholarship recipients with a travelling art exhibition, pop-up events in theatre, music, and dance, film screenings and more.

The 75th anniversary activities are supported by the province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, The Craig Foundation, Canadian Federation of Musicians, and Margaret and David Fountain. 

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